The way Australia is "marketed" overseas is quite bemusing to Australians. I'm of the opinion that because Australia is so far away, it's easier to make everyone think we're a strange bunch of technology inept bumpkins that like BBQs and Fosters beer. While we are strange and do like BBQs, we certainly don't drink Fosters and we definitely have more developed palettes than we'd have you believe from places like Outback Steakhouse. I think the great ruse is to keep Americans out, because I'm pretty sure if you know what a great thing we had going on down there, you'd all be packing your bags and moving. Anyway, to prove their point, Buzzfeed got a bunch of Australians to try Outback Steakhouse for the first time, and while there might be "no rules" (or logic) to their food, I'm not sure they got anything "just right".
Now, like most Australians, I have never had Outback Steakhouse, and I certainly don't intend to ever have it. As I suspected, and which is revealed in the video, most of the food is inedible, and none of it is "Australian". All the Australians in the video have the same thing to say, even when they don't mind the food: it tastes American, and it's most definitely not Australian in any way. My favorite part is when they get to the Bloomin' Onion, because Americans always ask me if I like bloomin' onions, and I never knew what they were talking about until someone told me about Outback Steakhouse. WE DO NOT HAVE THESE IN AUSTRALIA. By the way, I love this woman (can we be friends?):
Watch these Australians react to being fed American food and told it's Australian:
Meanwhile, here are some foods that are actually Australian, and Outback Steakhouse should serve:
YUM. Lamb is the main meat in Australia. We just love eating up those baby sheep.
3. Avocado toast
The staple of any good Aussie breakfast, have it with goat's cheese and poached eggs and you've got a party.
4. Meat pies and sausage rolls
Otherwise known as my favorite Australian junk food.
A very good desert.
Please note that there are lots of other things that Australians enjoy eating that are much more nutritious and delicious than anything on the Outback Steakhouse menu.
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